Originally Posted by G_Imperatore
@Anij, the idea is to enable deaf to talk in every possible scenario, where IM cannot help them. There is also some cases in which you require privacy which you don't have with a relay operator
The problem is THIS. There is no way to monitor accuracy of the conversation translation without having someone "RIGHT THERE" to make corrections. Go look at a Youtube CC'ed video. COMPLETELY INACCURATE. What do you offer that Youtube can't offer in CC accuracy?
Here's the other thing. Let's say that I need to make a phone call - how is this applicable to a phone call where I have to pick up the phone, dial a number, and somehow get the translator to hear what the person on the phone is saying? The translator has to get a clear opening to the person's voice on the phone to translate accurately. What if the call is long-distance - why should I bother going through the traditional, less-cost-effective phone when I can do the same call through IM - for free?
Since there has been 50,000 layoffs in the tech industry recently, you might be better off going into stem cell therapy and related fields. That would help us out a LOT better.